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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jun 19, 2007 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: speaking of the Allman Brothers Band

figure i post this link in case folks aren't aware of it,great place to set up trades of shows.online file trading is not permitted by the allman's.so set up a trade http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&file=index&gid=21

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 19, 2007 8:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of the Allman Brothers Band

thanks tiger, and folks, while you're waiting for your AB disks to arrive in the post, give this stream a listen, via the kindness of Wolfgang's Vault, it will burn a hole in your head, in a good way of course, great band back in the day, and just as an fyi, the link below you will have to copy&paste rather than just click and go, cheers

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/ConcertDetail.aspx?id=1452|7096

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2007-06-20 03:27:44

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jun 19, 2007 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of the Allman Brothers Band

...and fellow ABB fans, here's one that slips by unless you search "Betts" at Wolfgangs. For fans of the seldom remembered Highway Call LP featuring some fine acoustic music and musicians such as Vassar Clements. Here's the review of the show. (sorry for the length.)

Dickey Betts - guitar, dobro, vocals
Jeff Hanna - guitar
Spooner Oldham - organ
Vassar Clements - violin
John Hughey - pedal steel guitar
Oscar Underwood Adams - mandolin
Stray Straton - bass, vocals
Bonnie Bramlett - vocals, percussion
Jerry Jumonville - alto sax
David Walshaw - drums, percussion
Jerry Thompson - drums
Leon Poindexter - acoustic guitar
Walter Poindexter - banjo
Frank Poindexter - dobro

By 1974, in large part due to Dickey Betts, Capricorn Records and the Allman Brothers Band were experiencing a success more lucrative than anyone could have dreamed. Betts, as a result, found himself free to pursue almost anything he desired musically, without having to worry about finances in the least. The situation allowed him to record his first solo album, Highway Call, and to perform with countless great musicians for the pure joy of playing, without any expectations of making money in the process. Over the course of the previous year, Betts had found a true, authentic voice, and had begun to distinguish himself within the ABB as a unique stylist, blending his love for country, bluegrass, western swing, jazz and rock into a style utterly his own - and one that would soon prove highly influential on all the Southern Rock bands that followed in the Allman Brothers' wake.

Betts’ Great American Music Show featured many of the players from his solo album, including the greatest fiddle player of his generation, Vassar Clements. Both the Poindexters and the legendary Spooner Oldham were also on board, and all these musicians combined to create a show that authentically traced the history of American music.

Betts begins this Winterland show by showcasing his more acoustic side, with plenty of tight harmonies, sweet picking and relaxed communication between the musicians. Several of the best new songs from Betts’ solo effort are included, including "Rain," "Long Time Gone" and the superb "Hand Picked." The classic instrumental "Hideaway," as well as Allman Brothers' favorites "Blue Sky" and "Southbound," are given this new treatment with great success.

Betts, Clements and the Poindexters then venture into historic American music and straight bluegrass for half a dozen songs, beginning with vintage material like "Old Joe Clark" and "Salty Dog," and closing with Vassar Clements raising the roof on "Orange Blossom Special."

The set's closer, for which the ensemble goes electric, is perhaps its most interesting and exciting moment. This 40 minute version of "Elizabeth Reed" has to be one of the most expansive versions ever played, and is almost beyond description. Everyone in the ensemble gets several chances to shine on this unbelievable jam. All the elements that influence Betts’ music are represented, from jazz to rock to bluegrass and back. This version literally has it all, and stays amazingly cohesive and inspired throughout. The audience demands more, and the band returns for an encore consisting of the obligatory "Ramblin Man" followed by another of Betts’ most requested numbers, "Jessica." This lovely instrumental showcases the inventive playing of this large ensemble, and ventures into new areas only hinted at in versions with the Allman Brothers.

This is one of the finest examples recorded of musicians playing for the sheer joy of music, with no egos or financial concerns getting in the way. Touring this type of show was destined to be a monstrous undertaking - and ultimately a financial disaster - but thankfully, for a brief time in 1974, none of that seemed to matter

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Poster: NickPap Date: Aug 25, 2009 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dickey Betts, Vassar Clements, the Poindexters.

I had the pleasure of seeing the performance when the show came to Boston in 1974. In addition, Betts and parts of the group, including the Poindexters and Vassar Clements, appeared one night on an FM station in New Jersey. A friend recorded the show, and it contains some great sounds from the group.
Question: Did the Poindexters ever record a song called "Caroline" or "Carolina"? They played it during the show, and I can't find it anywhere to purchase. This is not the James Taylor song. [

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 19, 2007 9:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of the Allman Brothers Band

hey, thanks, didn't see this, will check this out as it seems pretty interesting; here's the link, but again, copy & paste:

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/ConcertDetail.aspx?id=2391|1830

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jun 20, 2007 4:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of the Allman Brothers Band



Anyone snag the Feb 1970 AB at the Fillmore East cds when they came out via GDP? The openers for the famous dead sets?

This post was modified by ghostofpig on 2007-06-20 11:52:31

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Poster: mickmac Date: Jun 20, 2007 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of the Allman Brothers Band

Ghost...if you don't have this, I'll be more than happy to send you one.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Jun 20, 2007 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of the Allman Brothers Band

I bought them when they came out. Pretty good stuff.